Remember this? From back in March?
Dammit, this means I have to get a pedicure (and by "get a pedicure" I mean do it myself). I have had exactly one professional pedicure in 40 years. ONE! I know, right?
Then I kinda sorta fell off the running wagon. In fact I took a big, fat exercise break. I could blame my foot, but that wasn't it. I travelled a lot and I ate a lot and I had a helluva fun time. I also gained 10 pounds, but who's coutning?
My back pain came back (which actually stems from my massively fubared neck). You see, when you have 4 disc herniations, canal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease these things happen with no warning at all. You might just sleep wrong one night and wake up unable to turn your head. Fun times.
I received another steroid shot today, and it hurt like a freakin Mother (due to the proximity to nerves that control important stuff like breathing, they don't give you any anesthetic for neck injections). It gave me a headache in my left temple and radiated down under my left shoulder blade. It made me cry (I don't do that at doctors' offices). When I'd come into the clinic the pain had been mostly on my right side, and now it was matching sides. Twinners!
I felt like the doctor was nice enough, but he had been rough during the procedure. I know he probably does dozens of these injections on a daily basis, but I only get them every 6 months. Please doctors, take your time and be gentle ("that's what she said"--sorry couldn't help myself).
Note to self: Next time ask for Dr. W. And yes, there will countless next times because this seems to happen on a 6 month rotation.
Further note to self: Learn how to swim free style/front crawl without drowing. Also, buy a brain bucket for biking. You are only allowed non-impact exercise.
Further further note to self: Re-read this for errors and general weirdness when not pumped full of muscle relaxants.
Note to readers: That white stuff on the back of my neck is not fat, it is skin. Really.